May 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Today, an exciting new initiative was announced by National Swimming Pool Foundation. A 10-year campaign, Step Into Swim, was launched, in an effort to improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and re…

Today, an exciting new initiative was announced by National Swimming Pool Foundation. A 10-year campaign, Step Into Swim, was launched, in an effort to improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce drowning. The campaign will initially partner with nine organizations that teach children, adults, and minority populations to swim. Step Into Swim seeks donations and sponsors. It’s first event , the Step Into Swim Congress will kick off on October 10, in Norfolk, Virginia, just prior…

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Added by Laurie Batter on May 31, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Funny way to present a serious topic

Aquatics has both a serious side and fun side. The American Heart Association has taken steps to put a little fun into a serious situation. The following video helps the average person learn to do CPR. Now, it doesn't compare to an actual CPR certification course. But, if this video gets people to think about PUSH HARD, PUSH FAST. Then, AHA has done its job.

 

Enjoy! Feel free to dance! I know I did.…

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Added by Tukz Taaca on May 18, 2012 at 4:20am — 1 Comment

What's the best way to deal with fear of water?

Dear Friends, Aquatic Professionals and Enthusiasts,
I hope that this email finds you all well and getting ready for a wonderful summer of fun. As you know I am passioante about helping "Fearful Swimmers" overcome their fear/anxiety/phobias surrounding water, so that they can learn how to understand, manage and overcome their fear of water. Today a friend of mine sent me an article from the NY Times, "Reaching for Zen with each stroke and lap", written by Jane…
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Added by Jeff Krieger on May 16, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Helping Fearful Swimmers

HOW TO HELP THE FEARFUL SWIMMER   Please keep in mind the following important points that I have learned after many years as both an aquatic and mental health professional regarding the issue of "fearful swimmers":  

 1) There is a SIGNIFIC...ANT difference between a child or an adult who has never had an opportunity to learn to swim properly and and those who have never learned to swim, despite possibly having the…

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Added by Jeff Krieger on May 16, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Spanish Speakers will like NSPF's Aquatic Risk Management Course, now available in Spanish!

Last week National Swimming Pool Foundation launched yet another course in Spanish, the Aquatic Risk Management online training.  This is one in a series of products available in Spanish from NSPF, in addition to the Spanish twin of it's website.

Here's the latest press release announcing the course (the release is in Spanish, then English, below)

Curso de capacitación virtual Control de Riesgos Acuáticos  …

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Added by Laurie Batter on May 7, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

Kiddie Pools and Water Park Dangers

Here is a YouTube video that you can share with your friends and families who have children under the age of three.  It is so important that parents understand that even though kiddie pools and water park pools are shallow, that these shallow pools don't come without risks.

Added by Jim Reiser on May 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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